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Bonds floated to pay for public projects

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1924 •Five blocks of the Wake Forest business district are being paved by the Robert G. Lassiter Company of Raleigh. The pavement will start at Owen Avenue just below the Harris...
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Gymnasts nail it at Port City Classic

YOUNGSVILLE — Tri-County Gymnastics of Youngsville sent 39 young gymnasts to Wilmington for the Port City Classic Oct. 4-5. Out of 346 participants, Delaney Nunn, 10, of Wake Forest ranked 4th overall, and also had the highest score of the day Oct. 4. Also competing was...
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Classical music series concludes Friday

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest ARTS will present the final concert of its classical music series Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Free Spirit Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will return to present Folk Tunes Revisited, classic folk tunes in new...
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Wake Forest police to help with turkey time again

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is accepting monetary donations through Nov. 22 as part of its eighth annual Turkey Drive. Cash and checks are accepted and will be used to purchase additional turkeys. Checks should be written to the Wake Forest Police Department....
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Business Briefs

Tip-A-Cop at Red Robin Red Robin’s ninth annual Tip-A-Cop event will take place Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., at the Wake Forest location, 11420 Capital Blvd. Law Enforcement Torch Run officers will volunteer their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to...
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Miracle League fall festival Saturday

LOUISBURG — The Miracle League of Franklin County will host their annual Fall Festival for children and adults with special needs, Saturday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Louisburg High School. Donations of cupcakes and cakes are being sought for the festival, as well as goody-bag...
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Get your tickets for historic home tour

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission and the Wake Forest Woman’s Club will present their biennial Christmas Historic Home Tour Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Offered only in even-numbered years, the self-guided tour features a number of Wake Forest...
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Art exhibit to benefit Langston

ROLESVILLE — RED Gallery, 101 N. Main St., will honor a Rolesville High School student with an exhibit of his favorite art style. Isaiah Langston, a football player and artist who died last month, loved cartoon art and superheroes. An opening celebration will be held at the...

School Briefs

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. Wake Forest High School •WFHS baseball team is hosting a 100-inning marathon game beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Anyone may play in the game. See Coach Kevin Lynch in the media center. Rolesville High...
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Charging stations installed at town hall

WAKE FOREST — The town of Wake Forest has installed two new charging stations for electric vehicles in the public parking lot in front of town hall, 301 S. Brooks St. The charging stations are available for electric vehicle owners to use at no cost. The town obtained the new...
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Dinner theatre coming to Renaissance Centre

WAKE FOREST — Get your tickets now for the murder mystery dinner theater Totally 80s, Totally Murder, Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. People who love the theater intertwined with a good murder mystery will love this production. The Juggernauts of New Wave...
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All Saints students spell for the win

WAKE FOREST — Alden Warner, right, a sixth grader from All Saints Academy in Wake Forest, correctly spelled “Yankee” to become this year’s Arch Spelling Bee overall winner Saturday. Alden is now eligible to compete in the Wake County Spelling Bee. Also pictured is Jayla Durham,...
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Still no decision on Franklinton water

FRANKLINTON — After spending more than two hours in closed session Tuesday night, the Franklinton town board emerged with news they have received a contract for their water and sewer operations from Franklin County.  The board came back into session only to decide to continue the...
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Spreading mulch, making memories

WAKE FOREST — Sixty-five friends, family members and co-workers showed up Sunday to help Warner Jamison mulch his yard three weeks after he lost his left hand in a workplace accident. Fifteen yards of mulch were spread in less than one hour at the Jamison’s yard located in rural...
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World War II veteran honored

WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest resident John Singleton, left, was presented with the Legacy World War II medallion by District 7 Chaplain Richard May at Carolina House Oct. 16. Singleton served as an engineer lieutenant during the conflict. Recipients are urged to leave the medallion...
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Livestock meeting Oct. 30

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Livestock Association meeting will take place Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m., at Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse in Louisburg. Investigator Cale Wood of the Franklin County Sheriff Office will address how to protect farm property from thieves with the use of...

New advisory boards accepting applications

WAKE FOREST — Applications will be accepted through Nov. 14 for appointments to the following new town of Wake Forest boards and commissions: •Cultural Resources •Technology Selected applicants will volunteer for three-year terms, except where unexpired terms are being filled. To...

Neal joins county team

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Carrie Neal has been selected to join Franklin County’s management team starting in December. Neal will assume the role of assistant manager of financial services, a position previously known as director of general administration. She will serve as the county’s...

Odom named mayor pro tem

RALEIGH — The Raleigh City Council has unanimously approved District B council member John Odom to serve as mayor pro tem. In the absence of the mayor, the mayor pro tem fulfills the mayor’s responsibilities. Odom served in that capacity with the installation of the 35th Raleigh...

AT&T to repay consumers for cramming

RALEIGH — Consumers in North Carolina and other states will get $80 million back from AT&T Mobility for unauthorized charges on their cell phone bills, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. Cooper, the attorneys general for 49 other states and the District of Columbia,...
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Farmers market offers fall veggies

LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Farmers Market is open during the fall season. Located in the Shannon Village Shopping Center, the market opens Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m., and closes when it’s sold out. Among the offerings are peas, peppers, butter...

Another week, more scams

RALEIGH — Hundreds of North Carolinians are fielding phone calls from scammers posing as agents of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper. The scammers claim to be calling about a federal criminal matter and threaten that you will be...

Ponds field day Nov. 5

LOUISBURG — Basic principles of managing recreational ponds and the requirements for producing and maintaining high-quality fishing ponds will be discussed Nov. 5 at the Franklin County Extension Center and area farms. Topics to be addressed by N.C. State University Pond...